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Far more thought must go into international law

Institutions must be overhauled to be recognised by all parties; govts must accept the concept despite short-term strategic interests.

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The cold reality of global politics exemplified by Mr Duterte's decision . . . warns about a repeat of history whereby a dominating hegemonic power holds threatening sway over regional vassal states.

London

FLUTTER over the surprise visit to China by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may soon fade. But his abrupt and public dismissal of the United States in favour of China has weakened the argument that international rule of law could underpin a changing world order.

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